Obama learned what a Big Mac Attack really means.
Obama tried his usual tricks, some borrowed from Tim Russert, but McCain called Obama out. The old Tim Russert trick is to “misquote” someone and use that “misquote” to force a concession. Obama tried that Russert trick last night but McCain remembered how Hillary Clinton had the trick played on her and McCain fought back.
[Debate transcript HERE.]
Russert “misquoted” Bill Clinton to Hillary Clinton. Obama Bin Lyin’ about Henry Kissinger – and Kissinger did not like it.
McCain points out — accurately — that Henry Kissinger has suggested diplomacy at the Secretary of State level, not presidential summitry with Iran. [snip]
UPDATE: Kissinger agrees: “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.”
The Obama lies about Kissinger were part of a bargain package deal on lies. Now Obama denies he took weeks to prepare a document whose central premise was an attack on Pakistan. Obama also has totally twisted his own foolish words about “preconditions”. Obama bin lyin’.
In 1982, Anwar Sadat traveled to Israel, a trip that resulted in a peace agreement that has lasted ever since. In the spirit of that type of bold leadership, would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?
At the time, John Edwards said
“Yes, and I think actually Senator Clinton’s right though. Before that meeting takes place, we need to do the work, the diplomacy, to make sure that that meeting’s not going to be used for propaganda purposes, will not be used to just beat down the United States of America in the world community.”
Joe Biden at the time called Obama “naive”.
Afterward, other candidates echoed Clinton’s criticism. Sen. Joseph Biden, who has emerged as the clear-eyed antiwar realist in the Democratic race, told National Review Online that the idea of a president meeting with Ahmadinejad, Chavez, and others was “naïve.” “World leaders should not meet with other world leaders unless they know what the agenda is, so you don’t end up being used,” Biden said. “When I went to meet with Milosevic before the war, the condition I met with him was that no press would be available, I’d only meet him in his office late at night, and I wouldn’t dignify being seen with him.”
Obama Bin Lyin’ – we wrote about “preconditions” repeatedly at the time and we documented Obama’s lies and then calling those who called him on his lies (particularly Chris Dodd) “liars”.
As to the Obama attack on Pakistan, we covered that Obama flop and flip repeatedly too. Remember?
The Obama campaign worked for weeks on a foreign policy speech. The Obama campaign publicized the speech as a major event because they were trying to get away from the previous Obama blunder regarding meetings, without preconditions, with rogue world leaders. The Obama campaign proudly and prominently placed their big foreign policy speech on the Obama website.
Obama’s speech went off like a bomb. An O bomb a.
Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times not only published the speech, she also published the accompanying “Fact Sheet” distributed by the Obama campaign. The Fact Sheet and speech transcript were labeled repeatedly as “Paid for by Obama for America”. This is a central fact in the whole Obama created controversy. Obama’s remarks in that bomb of a speech (which appeared to call for an invasion or at least attack inside Pakistan) were not off-the-cuff remarks. Obama’s speech was worked on and massaged for weeks before he delivered it. The Obama campaign not only provided transcripts of the carefully crafted speech but it also distributed a “Fact Sheet” to supplement the speech. In the transcript of the speech, the Fact Sheet about the speech and the actually delivery of the speech the ugly paragraph about Pakistan was included.
Last night Obama jutted his jaw when challenged and tried to get the moderator to game the system for him. Obama lectured his students on the economy without any real understanding of what is happening to ordinary Americans who don’t have a Rezko to help them out.
Obama supporters tried the old “if it’s a tie it’s an Obama win”, but even they did not have sufficient energy to sell that twisted logic.
Hillary Hater Roger Simon wrote The Mac is back.
And McCain not only found a central theme but hit on it repeatedly. Obama is inexperienced, naive, and just doesn’t understand things, McCain said.
Sure, McCain is a pretty old guy for a presidential candidate, but he showed the old guy did not mind mixing it up. He stood behind a lectern for 90 minutes without a break — you try that when you are 72 — and he not only gave as good as he got, he seemed to relish it more.
At least twice after sharp attacks by McCain, Obama seemed to look to moderator Jim Lehrer for help, saying to Lehrer, “Let’s move on.” [snip]
But it didn’t seem to matter much. McCain just pounded away on his central argument: Obama just didn’t “understand” how to deal with Pakistan; how dangerous it is to meet with foreign leaders without preconditions; how serious the Russian invasion of Georgia was; the price of failure in Iraq.
“He doesn’t understand, he doesn’t get it,” McCain said of Obama, also saying, “There is a little bit of naiveté here.”[snip]
“I don’t need any on-the-job training,” McCain said. “I am ready to go at it right now.”
He certainly seemed like it Friday night.
Obama is not qualified to be president. Last night John McCain reminded American voters Obama is not qualified.